Laurence has dedicated his professional career to claims handling and underwriting within the sphere of Marine Insurance. He has been a significant change accelerator within Singapore Underwriting circles
Educated at Law from the University of London, Laurence has dedicated his professional career to Marine Insurance and has been a significant change accelerator within Singapore Underwriting circles. His previous experience includes over 20 years of Marine Claims, namely, Hull, P&I, Cargo and Marine Liabilities and Subrogation Recoveries, a referral point for Maritime Law, Underwriting P&I cover for ships, negotiating high value complex and contentious claims and a referral point for case reserving.
He spent 11 years in QBE (Singapore), where he was Deputy Head of Claims. Laurence was awarded the CEO’s award for excelling as Deputy Head in 2018. During his time in QBE, he was instrumental in regional initiatives on streamlining and enhancing claims processes, which included initialising paperless claims handling.
He was also the Vice President / Seniors Marine Claims Manager Claims Advocate (Asia) for Marsh (Singapore) for period of time. In his time at Marsh, he helped shipowners to successfully claim total loss due to piracy despite much resistance by Hull Insurer.
His vast experience also includes conducting seminars, conferences and training programmes for insurers in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam) in the areas of Hull, P&I, Cargo and Marine Liabilities.
Laurence has served on both sides of the table, Insureds and Insurers. He has worked for Insurers, Brokers and recovery companies. His experience has helped him to build a trusted network of Insurers, Brokers, Lawyers and Adjusters.
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